I recently received a letter from a patient talking of a sad, but all too common situation that ends in tragedy. She told me that she attended a funeral of a 45 year old woman she knew, no history of colon cancer – the true epitome of physical and mental health. Unfortunately, she underwent a routine colonoscopy (though it may have not been as routine as she says) and found that she had stage 3 colon cancer. Read the rest of this entry
Colon is the division or portion of the digestive system wherein the waste matter is hoarded. The rectum is the last part of the colon near the anus. Jointly, they form the long, muscular tube which is called the large bowel or large intestine. Cancers of the rectum and also the colon are growths coming from the internal wall of the big intestine. Benign tumors arising in the big intestine are known as polyps. Malignant tumors of the big intestine are identified as cancers. Read the rest of this entry
Are you experiencing rectal bleeding? Are there any lower abdominal pain? You are probably having colonic polyps. Polyps produce signs and symptoms depending on the location in the large intestine. Clinical manifestations depend on the bulk of the polyp and the quantity of pressure it applies on intestinal tissue. Read the rest of this entry
Colon, conjointly named the large intestine, is one amongst the major components of the digestive system. Its accomplishment would be to absorb water and nutrition in the undigested foodstuff and get rid of the poisons and waste item from the body. Colon is house to a huge range of microorganisms that act upon the undigested foodstuff to convert them into feces. Read the rest of this entry
New work finds that making health food choices by following a diet rich in fruits, veggies, low fat dairy products and fish is linked to a lowered colon cancer risk. If you’ve been following this issue, you know that earlier studies have brought conflicting findings about the effectiveness of eating this way. Read the rest of this entry
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in our lymphatic system. Lymphatic system is a network of small vessels and tissues spaces that circulates fluid called lymph throughout the body. Our lymphatic system consists of organs, ducts, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes.
Lymphoma usually originates in the lymph nodes located all around the body, but they can also develop around lymph tissue that does not form distinct nodes. When lymph cancer develops in lymph nodes or lymph tissues, cells in the lymphatic system replicates abnormally. Read the rest of this entry
I just read the story of a young man in England who is dying of leukemia. He has been through chemotherapy and radiation therapy twice. He has also had a bone marrow transplant. He has suffered through the side effects of the new bone marrow attacking his body. He has been on steroids and other drugs.
His cancer returned despite all of the treatment. He lost his girlfriend, he lost his job and he lost his flat and moved in with his parents. He is dying. He really believes that he will die. Read the rest of this entry
The lymphatic, or lymph, system of the body is the main portion of the body devoted to fighting off infections and staving off disease. The system works through a network of vein-like vessels as well as clusters of organs known as the lymph nodes. The entire lymph system is important for immunity but also plays a role in cancer. Read the rest of this entry
Leukemia leads to a reduction of white blood cells in the body system. Leukemia can thus be treated by way of ensuring that the body increases the White blood cells count. Leukemia can also be treated just by use of the same methods as used to treat cancer. Read the rest of this entry
Leukemia is actually a very tricky disease that may be very hard to diagnose at early stages, but there are certain cautionary measures that can be undertaken to prevent the disease. These measures will also have to do with changes in one’s lifestyle. People are actually advised to avoid exposing themselves to herbicides, insecticides and other chemicals to reduce the risks of contacting the disease. Read the rest of this entry